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Old 02-14-2004, 07:39 AM   #1
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GUI root login?


Hello, I was wondering whether there is a way for me to use the root account, while I am logged in as a simple user. I don't want to use the command line or log out of the account I am logged in. Any suggestions?
 
Old 02-14-2004, 08:12 AM   #2
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There are two things that you can do

1. Do "su -" Without the quotes in a console
2. Set permissions for the user
 
Old 02-14-2004, 08:16 AM   #3
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No that is not what I'm looking for, I need a way to be able to use the root account as if I used su but without using the command line or set permissions (for security reasons). So what I need, is a way to use the root account while I am logged in as a simpe user, but in a GUI way.
 
Old 02-14-2004, 08:29 AM   #4
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I don't think that is possible. It is because of security reasons that you can't do everything from a user. So, I am sure that you will have to give root priveledges to the simple user by setting up permissions.
 
Old 02-14-2004, 06:35 PM   #5
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What exactly is it you do want to do? If you want to be able to run root GUI programmes as a normal user, then go for it - you should be presented with a dialogue box asking for the root password. Is this what you're after?
 
Old 02-15-2004, 07:46 AM   #6
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Suid in, then start a GUI like konqueror...

Or kdesu in, etc.
 
Old 02-15-2004, 09:02 AM   #7
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If you are using KDE you can (for instance) use:
kdesu konqueror
and you will be browsing your files as root.
You can create a desktop icon for the kdesu command and program argument or just type it into a terminal.
 
  


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